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RE: st: Completely new version of -outreg-


From   Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Completely new version of -outreg-
Date   Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:57:41 +0100

This doesn't sound surprising. After an install, Mata needs to sort out its function library. From the wishes and grumbles at the Chicago meeting, it seems that StataCorp will make this automatic after use of -ssc- some time soon. 

See postings mentioning "mata mlib index". 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

John Luke Gallup

Ricardo,

The _CColJoin() function is in a Mata library file l_cfrmt.mlib which should be located in the your adoplus folder ~ado/plus/l.  This file contains Mata routines that are used by multiple .ado files. 

Please check to see if the library file is in the right location.  It should be installed there by the -ssc install- command.

If anyone has ideas for why Ricardo is not able to access this library file without restarting Stata, I would appreciate suggestions.

John

On Jul 28, 2011, at 7:12 AM, Ricardo Ovaldia wrote:

> I tryed using the new -outreg-, but I get an error.
> Are there additional programs that I need to download?
> 
> . sysuse auto, clear
> (1978 Automobile Data)
> 
> . reg mpg foreign weight 
> 
>      Source |       SS       df       MS              Number of obs =      74
> -------------+------------------------------           F(  2,    71) =   69.75
>       Model |   1619.2877     2  809.643849           Prob > F      =  0.0000
>    Residual |  824.171761    71   11.608053           R-squared     =  0.6627
> -------------+------------------------------           Adj R-squared =  0.6532
>       Total |  2443.45946    73  33.4720474           Root MSE      =  3.4071
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>         mpg |      Coef.   Std. Err.      t    P>|t|     [95% Conf. Interval]
> -------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
>     foreign |  -1.650029   1.075994    -1.53   0.130      -3.7955    .4954422
>      weight |  -.0065879   .0006371   -10.34   0.000    -.0078583   -.0053175
>       _cons |    41.6797   2.165547    19.25   0.000     37.36172    45.99768
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> . outreg
>              MakeSmat():  3499  _CColJoin() not found
>             CalcStats():     -  function returned error
>                 <istmt>:     -  function returned error
> r(3499);
> 
> 
> Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
> Statistician 
> Oklahoma City, OK
> 
> 
> --- On Thu, 7/28/11, John Luke Gallup <jlgallup@pdx.edu> wrote:
> 
>> From: John Luke Gallup <jlgallup@pdx.edu>
>> Subject: st: Completely new version of -outreg-
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 12:24 AM
>> I would like to announce a new
>> version (4) of the estimation formatting program
>> -outreg-.  I have rewritten the program from scratch,
>> making it much more powerful for formatting, and (I hope)
>> with syntax as simple or simpler than the original.  
>> 
>> The new version creates native Word (RTF) files or LaTeX
>> files, with as complete control of formatting as possible,
>> including arbitrary arrangement of statistics, font and
>> font-size control at the cell level, multiple tables in the
>> same document, etc.  My goal was to allow the creation
>> of a complete statistical appendix from a single .do file,
>> with no subsequent format tweaking required in Word or a
>> LaTeX editor.
>> 
>> I have been working on this new version of -outreg- on and
>> off for too many years.  Actually -outreg2- grew out of
>> an intermediate version that was almost completed when I
>> realized that I wanted to make basic design improvements -
>> Roy Wada finished the project and has been maintaining and
>> expanding it since.  -outreg- is almost entirely
>> written in Mata, with the tables stored in Mata string
>> matrices, which solves the memory problems that sometimes
>> occur using -outreg- with very large datasets.
>> 
>> The new version has the following features which I don't
>> think exist in estimation formatting programs yet:
>> 
>> -  outreg can create any (rectangular) arrangement of
>> 22 possible statistics based on coefficient or marginal
>> effect estimates.
>> 
>> -  Addition of any summary statistics. 
>> 
>> -  Users can specify fonts and font sizes for each
>> cell of the table, horizontal and vertical bounding lines,
>> and spacing between table rows.
>> 
>> -  Wide tables can be placed in landscape
>> orientation.
>> 
>> -  Cells can span multiple columns.
>> 
>> -  Successive tables can be added to the same
>> document, with paragraphs of regular text in between.
>> 
>> -  Users can add footnotes or other symbols to any
>> part of the table, with some effort.
>> 
>> -  Users can include Greek letters and other Unicode
>> symbols in their text.
>> 
>> -  outreg can be used in loops, including writing to
>> two or more tables each iteration (e.g. saving multiple
>> estimates of first and second stage estimation to separate
>> tables).
>> 
>> The new version can be downloaded with the command
>> 
>> . ssc install outreg, replace
>> 
>> Note that this will overwrite the previous version of
>> -outreg-, with a couple of syntax changes which can make
>> your legacy .do files using -outreg- not run properly
>> without some minor editing.
>> 
>> Version 4 has been in use by some people for almost a year,
>> so it should be quite stable.
>> 
>> The back end of -outreg- may be of interest to Statalist
>> .ado programmers.  -frmttable.ado-, included in the
>> -outreg- package, does most of the work, formatting the text
>> and writing it to Word or Latex files.  -frmttable.ado
>> is available for use by any other program by passing a Stata
>> matrix containing the table data along with text for column,
>> row, and other titles.
>> 

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